President Jacob Zuma says he is not opposed to establishing a judicial commission to investigate allegations of state capture. However‚ he said on Friday that he was opposing the instruction by former public protector Thuli Madonsela to set up a commission since such an order was unlawful. He said the Constitution granted only the president the authority to convene a judicial commission. "The Presidency has noted recent media reports alleging that President Jacob Zuma is opposed to the implementation of the remedial action of the public protector as contained in the State of Capture report relating to the establishment of a judicial commission of inquiry. This is incorrect‚" Zuma said in a statement. "The president is of the view that some of the remedial actions directed by the public protector are irregular‚ unlawful and unconstitutional. Legal advice obtained pointed at the fact that the remedial action on the appointment of a commission of inquiry undermines the separation of po...

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